View from the roof of the Smithsonian

Title

View from the roof of the Smithsonian

Description

This photograph was taken from the roof of the Smithsonian Castle around 1886. The small building on the left between the Smithsonian and the Washington Monument is the old Department of Agriculture Building, with its formal garden to the right spreading out across the Mall.

Source

Smithsonian Institution Archives. View original.

Date

1886

Coverage

Original Format

Photographic print

Description

This photograph was taken from the roof of the Smithsonian Castle around 1886. The small building on the left between the Smithsonian and the Washington Monument is the old Department of Agriculture Building, with its formal garden to the right spreading out across the Mall.

Creator

William Henry Jackson

Date

1886

Coverage

1860-1889

Source

Smithsonian Institution Archives. View original.